Kazumasa Nagai


Kazumasa Nagai (Japanese: 永井 一正, ''Nagai Kazumasa''; Ōsaka, April 20, 1929) is a Japanese printmaker and graphic designer. He attended the University of the Arts in Tokyo to study sculpture, but had to stop due to health problems.

In 1964, he took part in ''documenta'' III, in Kassel.

He was a founding member of the Nippon Design Center (NDC)(1959), where he was its President from 1975 to 1986, Vice-President until 2001, and Senior Executive Advisor until today.

Although his first works were abstract at the beginning, he changed for handmade designs of animals and plants in the 1980s. Some of his works appeared on the cover of ''LIFE''.

His work is held in many museums, including the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, the National Gallery of Australia, the Museum of New Zealand, the British Museum, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, and the Museum of Modern Art. Provided by Wikipedia
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    46-nin no gurafikku dezainā-tachi = Graphics Japan /
    46人のグラフィックデザイナーたち = Graphics Japan /
    by Nagai, Kazumasa, Toda, Seiju, 1948-
    Published 1987
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